Breast Lift Jacksonville

Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) is a procedure done to raise and reshape a sagging breast. A woman’s breasts change shape due to decreased volume and/or a decrease in skin elasticity. This can be caused by a number of factors such as:

  • pregnancy
  • weight loss
  • breastfeeding
  • aging
  • heredity
  • gravity

A breast lift can also reduce and reposition a stretched areola, the area of dark skin surrounding the nipple, which is common as the breast skin stretches over time.

The effects of breast lift surgery are not permanent and better results are achieved with lightly to moderately sagging breasts, or with smaller breasts. Results will not be as long lasting with larger or heavier breasts due to the continued effects of gravity. In this case the patient can choose to undergo a breast lift with breast reduction to give better, longer lasting results. If a woman plans to have more children it is generally advised that a she avoid having a breast lift until afterwards since the results will be minimized by further pregnancy.

If the breasts have lost too much volume for a mastopexy alone to restore their shape then it is common to have a breast lift and augmentation done at the same time. Choosing to have a breast lift with implants can restore shape, height and firmness to the breasts, giving them a more youthful appearance.

Having a breast lift with implants, or without, can dramatically enhance a woman’s appearance and self esteem but you need to be sure that you are undergoing such a procedure to feel good about yourself, not because of how you think you will appear to others.

Recovery time for breast lift procedure is similar to that of breast augmentation.

The best candidates for breast lift surgery are women who are physically healthy, do not smoke and seeking improvement, not perfection, in the way they look. If you are unsure about your reasons for undergoing any kind of cosmetic surgery then you should discuss them with your surgeon and not be afraid to ask any questions you may have. A good surgeon will always make sure you have a realistic expectations about the outcome of your surgery before you decide to proceed.

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